2022 SPRING Gala auction

Join Us for Fellowship and Fundraising at the 2022 FRS Spring Gala and Auction!

INIVE YOUR FRIENDS! Buy a table at the Auction

Friday, June 10, 6-9pm
Newburyport Senior Center/Community Center
331 High Street, Newburyport

Tickets are on sale – purchase them here:
$35/person in advance, $45/person at the door
If you would like to attend and cannot afford the ticket price, please contact Rev. Rebecca about financial assistance.

Please join us for an evening of joyous reconnection, great food, music, and the opportunity to support our beloved church. This is our biggest fellowship event, and a great opportunity to shake off the COVID cobwebs while enjoying each other’s company. This year’s theme is Tipping our Hats to Love. We invite you to wear your favorite, finest, or most festive hat to the Gala/Auction.

This year’s theme is Tipping our Hats to Love. We invite you to wear your favorite, finest, or most festive hat to the Gala/Auction. Prizes will be given for :
– The Hat that Tips the Most to Love
– The Most Elegant Hat
– The Most Imaginative Hat

Some auction items to ponder:

Lakefront Cottage on an Island Weekend , September or early October weekend on Square Pond. 6 people–3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, dock, private beach Donated by Pat Skibbee and Michael Fosburg

English Sunday Pub Lunch 10 people, Fall 2022, The meal might include cottage pie, Cornish pasties, bangers and mash, or a Ploughman’s. (Vegetarian, believe it or not, is an option.) Donated by Julie Parker-Amery and Steve Amery

Year of Sourdough Enjoy a delicious artisanal sourdough loaf (boule) each month delivered to your home (locally) Donated by Holly Cashman

Babysitting If needed for the event, please contact Erin Hutchinson at ehutchinson@nsedu.org to work out the details.

Interested in volunteering the night of the auction? Volunteer roles include decorating, hat judges, live auction “runner,” food setup and breakdown, silent auction setup and close, and general help. Please sign up here!

This year’s theme, “Tipping our Hats to Love”, was inspired by a painting by Tavernelle, an artist from Trinidad and Tobago.  It’s entitled “I Tip My Hat to You”.  (A print will be offered in the Silent Auction.)

From the artist:
The first step to truly embracing our differences is to show respect and admiration for each other. Hat tipping is a non-verbal expression of acknowledging the presence of someone you hold in high regard. It is also a salute of honor and recognition.

In keeping with the theme and to make the evening more fun, you’re invited to wear your favorite, finest, or most festive hat.  As an added bonus, there will be a friendly contest with awards given for the most exceptional hats and the stories behind them.


Please stop by the FRS Gala and Auction table during Coffee Hour after services to learn more about the event.

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